Substantial intraoperative bleeding during surgical removal of carotid body tumor may be a major problem in the management of these highly vascularized tumors. Traditional preoperative embolization via a transarterial access has proved effective but is often limited by complex vascular anatomy and small feeding vessels that is difficult to catheterize. We report two cases of carotid body tumor treated with direct puncture and intratumoral injection of N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue (NBCA) assisted with balloon protection technique for preoperative devascularization. The result was impressive and minimal bleeding loss during surgery was observed. © 2011.
Yang, T. H., Ou, C. H., Yang, M. S., Lee, Y. C., & Yeh, L. R. (2011). Preoperative embolization of carotid body tumor by direct percutaneous intratumoral injection of N-butyl cyanoacrylate glue assisted with balloon protection technique. Journal of the Chinese Medical Association, 74(2), 91–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcma.2011.01.018